Baseball gambles on slow lane

A landmark week for the ‘fastest field game in the world’ — and for one of the slowest, writes Larry Ryan.

The people at UNESCO were unable to say no to probably the most evangelical lobby they have ever encountered — and hurling is now a protected cultural activity. One grand old game locked in.

The United States hasn’t adopted the Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage, so baseball must take its chances without the UN stamp of approval.

Undoubtedly another constant worry for baseball people, who have not been nearly as sure of themselves lately as hurling people.

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